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Leonid Brezhnev Signed Communist Party Session XXIV First Edition
1971. Brezhnev Leonid Leonid Brezhnev Signed Communist Party Session XXIV FirstEditionLeonid Brezhnev XXIV Session of the Communist Party of the SovietUnion. Moscow: Pravda 1971. Original printed cream paper wrappers.First edition highlighting Brezhnev's six-hour televised keynotespeech focused on economic improvements intended to help the average Sovietcitizen, Signed on the title page by Brezhnev.The 24th Congress of the Community Party of the Soviet Union washeld in Moscow from March 30 to April 9, 1971. Leonid Brezhnev used theoccasion to demonstrate the extent of his power and his popular support.During a six-hour keynote address, he focused on the concerns of the commonman, touching only briefly on issues of politics and foreign policy so thathe could spend the majority of his time on economics and his plans to raisethe minimum pay of a full 1/3 of the union labor force. Brezhnev alsopromised to fortify the welfare state, increasing old-age pensions, addingpaid days off for mothers taking care of children, and increasing allowancesfor both university students and poor families. Until the economic stagnationthat began in 1973 (a period that coincided with his failing health),Brezhnev was hailed in Russia as one of Communism's finest leaders. Textentirely in Russian/Cyrillic. About fine conditionThis item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premierauthenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA(James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.WE PROVIDE IN-HOUSE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE! [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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